ORI Physician Shares Expertise in Public Seminars


WAKEFIELD, RI – Dr. Anthony Mechrefe, an Ortho Rhode Island orthopedic surgeon, will be sharing his expertise with the public at a series of open seminars. He will discuss causes of ankle pain as well as non-surgical and surgical alternatives. The seminars include:

  • Coventry Senior Center, Coventry, May 25th, 11 a.m.
  • Tamarisk Assisted Living, Warwick, June 16th, 2 p.m.


"Painful osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the ankle affects thousands of Rhode Islanders and makes everyday activity difficult," said Dr. Mechrefe. "Today we have such a range of innovative treatment options available, from medications to arthroscopy to replacement, it’s not necessary to live with the pain."

The seminars will help attendees understand their pain and take the first step toward getting back to doing the things they love.

Dr. Mechrefe has advanced training in complex reconstructions of the foot and ankle, specifically with arthritic conditions, ligamentous injuries and fractures. He is one of the only orthopedic surgeons in Rhode Island who can offer Total Ankle Replacement surgery with the STAR Ankle, used worldwide for more ankle replacements than any other device. With replacement, patients can maintain full ankle motion, leading to a better long-term function.

To register for a seminar, please email NEOrthopaedicEducation@Stryker.com. You can also visit https://patients.stryker.com/seminars/506, or https://patients.stryker.com/seminars/508 to register. More information can be found on ORI's ankle page and at AnklePainNewEngland.com.